Transportation Insight Among North Carolina’s Top 100 Private Companies

HICKORY, NC, December 10, 2008 – Transportation Insight, a logistics management solutions firm, has been recognized as one of the Grant Thornton North Carolina Top 100 Private Companies as featured in the October 2008 issue of Business North Carolina magazine. This prestigious list has been compiled since 1984 to showcase privately-held North Carolina companies based on revenue information as supplied by the diverse companies doing business in the state.

Transportation Insight is cited as 35th among North Carolina’s top-grossing companies, based on the company’s revenue in the 2007 fiscal year. This ranking represents an upward jump of 25 positions from the previous rank of 60th among top North Carolina companies. It is also Transportation Insight’s third appearance on the list as compiled by Grant Thornton.

“We feel blessed at Transportation Insight to be able to continue to prosper in a declining market,” stated CEO Paul Thompson. “Our goal is to accelerate our growth plans in 2009 in light of an economic market which will play to our strengths and support attracting new clients and employees nationwide. We plan operating expansions in Northwest Arkansas and Charlotte, NC, in the first quarter, followed by an addition of at least eight new branches throughout the United States. These additions will bring our total field locations to a minimum of 50. We again want to thank Grant Thornton for their continued recognition of Transportation Insight.”

Rapid growth has been the norm for Transportation Insight since its beginning in 1999. Today, Transportation Insight has 42 branch offices throughout the U. S., and two headquarter facilities in Hickory, NC. The executive staff of Transportation Insight has a combined total of more than 500 years of logistics industry experience. This solid foundation provides the basis for a company which employs professionals skilled in managing all modes of transportation, strong working relationships, and the systems which support the company. Clients enjoy profitable, long-term partnerships with Transportation Insight.

About Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton LLP is the United States member of Grant Thornton International, a global accounting, tax, and business consulting organization which provides quality service to public and private companies in more than 100 countries. The Grant Thornton NC 100 is an annual report which utilizes information received from questionnaires completed by privately held companies in North Carolina.

About Business North Carolina
Business North Carolina magazine is a statewide, monthly publication based in Charlotte which provides news and commentary regarding North Carolina businesses and industries. The magazine was established in 1981 and has won more than 75 national awards.

About Transportation Insight, LLC
Transportation Insight is a global lead logistics provider with more than $1.2 billion in supply chain spend under management. For over a decade, the 3PL has helped companies improve profitability and competitive advantage by providing customized supply chain solutions. Transportation Insight offers a co-managed logistics form of 3PL, carrier sourcing, freight bill audit and payment services, state-of-the-art transportation management system (TMS) applications and business intelligence. Additional competencies include international transportation, warehouse sourcing, LEAN consulting and supply chain sourcing of indirect materials. For more about Transportation Insight, visit